false pregnancy


noun Pathology, Veterinary Pathology.

physiological signs of pregnancy without conception; pseudocyesis.

Nearby words

  1. false pain,
  2. false pelvis,
  3. false pond,
  4. false position,
  5. false positive,
  6. false pretences,
  7. false pretenses,
  8. false relation,
  9. false rib,
  10. false ribs

Origin of false pregnancy

First recorded in 1880–85

Also called pseudopregnancy.

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British Dictionary definitions for false pregnancy

false pregnancy

noun

another name for phantom pregnancy
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Medicine definitions for false pregnancy

false pregnancy

n.

A usually psychosomatic condition, occurring in both males and females, in which physical symptoms of pregnancy are manifested without conception.pseudocyesis pseudopregnancy

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